SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ambarella, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMBA), a leading developer of low-power, HD video compression and image processing semiconductors, today announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended January 31, 2015.

Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $64.7 million, up 61.9% from $40.0 million in the same period in fiscal 2014. For the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015, revenue was $218.3 million, up 38.5% from $157.6 million for the year ending January 31, 2014.

Gross margin under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was 64.1%, compared with 64.0% for the same period in fiscal 2014. For the year ended January 31, 2015, GAAP gross margin was 63.7%, compared with 63.4% for the year ended January 31, 2014.

GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $17.7 million, or $0.53 per diluted ordinary share, compared with GAAP net income of $5.5 million, or $0.18 per diluted ordinary share, for the same period in fiscal 2014. GAAP net income for the year ended January 31, 2015 was $50.6 million, or $1.57 per diluted ordinary share. This compares with GAAP net income of $25.7 million, or $0.85 per diluted ordinary share, for the year ended January 31, 2014.

Gross margin on a non-GAAP basis for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was 64.3%, compared with 64.1% for the same period in fiscal 2014. For the year ended January 31, 2015, non-GAAP gross margin was 63.9%, compared with 63.5% for the year ended January 31, 2014.

Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $22.6 million, or $0.68 per diluted ordinary share. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $8.2 million, or $0.26 per diluted ordinary share, for the same period in fiscal 2014. Non-GAAP net income for the year ended January 31, 2015 was $64.4 million, or $2.00 per diluted ordinary share. This compares with non-GAAP net income of $33.2 million, or $1.10 per diluted ordinary share, for the year ended January 31, 2014.

Ambarella reports gross margin, net income and earnings per share in accordance with GAAP and, additionally, on a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP financial information excludes the impact of stock-based compensation and the associated tax impact. A reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP gross margin, net income and earnings per share numbers, as well as a description of the items excluded from the non-GAAP calculations, is included in the financial statements portion of this press release.

Total cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities on hand at the end of the fourth fiscal quarter of 2015 was $208.0 million, compared with $143.4 million at the end of the same quarter a year ago.

“Our strong fourth quarter and fiscal year results reflect the steady expansion of our product offerings and customer growth across our core markets, as well as early growth in new markets,” said Fermi Wang, president and CEO. “During the fourth quarter we had strong year-over-year growth in our wearable, IP Security and automotive aftermarket revenues. Our revenue for the fiscal year was up 38.5% from last year, reflecting our commitment to developing leading edge technology that underpins the development of innovative video capture devices. We look forward to driving continued innovation in the year ahead.”

Quarterly Conference Call

Ambarella plans to hold a conference call at 5 p.m. Eastern Time / 2 p.m. Pacific Time today with Fermi Wang, Chief Executive Officer, and George Laplante, Chief Financial Officer, to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal 2015 results. The call can be accessed by dialing 877-304-8963 in the USA; international callers should dial 760-666-4834. Participant passcode is 77019246. Please dial in ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. A live and archived webcast of the call will be available on Ambarella’s website at https://www.ambarella.com/ for up to 30 days after the call.

About Ambarella
Ambarella, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMBA), is a leading developer of low-power, high-definition (HD) and Ultra HD video compression and image processing solutions. The company’s products are used in a variety of professional and consumer applications including security IP-cameras, sports cameras, wearable cameras, flying cameras and automotive video processing solutions. Ambarella compression chips are also used in broadcasting TV programs worldwide.

For more information about Ambarella, please visit www.ambarella.com.

“Safe harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are not historical facts and often can be identified by terms such as “outlook,” “projected,” “intends,” “will,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “believes,” “could,” or similar expressions, including the comments of our CEO relating to our ability to develop new technology and products and the ability of our technology and product features to gain market acceptance and design wins. The achievement or success of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied and reported results should not be considered as an indication of our future performance.

The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to, risks associated with revenue being generated from new customers or design wins, neither of which is assured; our growth strategy; our ability to anticipate future market demands and future needs of our customers; our ability to introduce new and enhanced solutions; our ability to retain and expand customer relationships and to achieve design wins; our ability to successfully enter new markets; anticipated trends and challenges, including competition, in the markets in which we operate; our ability to effectively manage growth; our ability to retain key employees; and the potential for intellectual property disputes or other litigation.

Further information on these and other factors that could affect our financial results is included in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for our 2014 fiscal year and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for our third quarter of fiscal year 2015, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Additional information will also be set forth in the company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form 10-K and other filings the company makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, copies of which may be obtained by visiting the Investor Relations portion of our web site at www.ambarella.com or the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are based on information available to us on the date hereof. The results we report in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015 could differ from the preliminary results announced in this press release.

Ambarella assumes no obligation and does not intend to update the forward-looking statements made in this press release, except as required by law.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The company has provided in this release non-GAAP financial information including non-GAAP gross margin, net income, and earnings per share, as a supplement to the consolidated financial statements, which are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing the company’s financial results to assess operational performance and liquidity. The company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning, forecasting and analyzing future periods. Further, the company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they allow for greater transparency with respect to key financial metrics that the company uses in making operating decisions and because the company believes that investors and analysts use them to help assess the health of its business and for comparison to other companies. Non-GAAP results are presented for supplemental informational purposes only for understanding the company’s operating results. The non-GAAP information should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.

The company has provided below reconciliations between its non-GAAP financial measures to its most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

AMBARELLA, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended
January 31,

Twelve Months Ended
January 31,

 

2015

2014

2015

2014

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$ 64,700

$ 39,967

$ 218,278

$ 157,608

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

23,255

14,405

79,142

57,761

Gross profit

41,445

25,562

139,136

99,847

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

Research and development

15,983

13,010

57,978

48,777

Selling, general and administrative

8,343

6,850

29,297

23,153

 

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

24,326

19,860

87,275

71,930

 

 

 

 

 

Income from operations

17,119

5,702

51,861

27,917

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (loss), net

47

6

175

(22)

 

 

 

 

 

Income before income taxes

17,166

5,708

52,036

27,895

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

(508)

175

1,465

2,241

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$ 17,674

$ 5,533

$ 50,571

$ 25,654

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per share attributable to ordinary shareholders:

 

 

 

 

Basic

$ 0.58

$ 0.19

$ 1.70

$ 0.93

Diluted

$ 0.53

$ 0.18

$ 1.57

$ 0.85

Weighted-average shares used to compute net income per share attributable to ordinary shareholders:

 

 

 

 

Basic

30,573,724

28,430,988

29,742,653

27,680,778

Diluted

33,074,033

31,430,522

32,278,127

30,172,563

 

The following table presents details of stock-based compensation expense included in each functional line item in the consolidated statements of operations above:

 

Three Months Ended January 31,

Twelve Months Ended January 31,

 

2015

2014

2015

2014

 

(unaudited, in thousands)

Stock-based compensation:

 

 

 

 

Cost of revenue

$ 129

$ 63

$ 343

$ 178

Research and development

3,072

1,628

8,654

4,887

Selling, general and administrative

2,384

1,184

6,695

3,470

 

 

 

 

 

Total stock-based compensation

$ 5,585

$ 2,875

$ 15,692

$ 8,535

 

 

AMBARELLA, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended January 31,

Twelve Months Ended January 31,

 

2015

2014

2015

2014

 

(unaudited)

GAAP net income

$ 17,674

$ 5,533

$ 50,571

$ 25,654

Two-class method – allocation to participating securities

(1)

(3)

(11)

(31)

Treasury stock method – additional allocation to ordinary shares

1

2

GAAP net income – diluted

$ 17,673

$ 5,530

$ 50,561

$ 25,625

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense, net of tax effect

4,919

2,648

13,866

7,558

Two-class method – additional allocation to participating securities

(2)

(3)

(9)

Treasury stock method – additional allocation to ordinary shares

1

1

Non-GAAP net income – diluted

$ 22,592

$ 8,177

$ 64,424

$ 33,175

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP – diluted weighted average shares

33,074,033

31,430,522

32,278,127

30,172,563

Non-GAAP – diluted weighted average shares

33,074,033

31,430,522

32,278,127

30,172,563

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP – diluted net income per share

$ 0.53

$ 0.18

$ 1.57

$ 0.85

Non-GAAP adjustments:

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense, net of tax effect

0.15

0.08

0.43

0.25

Non-GAAP adjustment to two-class method diluted net income

Non-GAAP adjustment to treasury stock method diluted net income

Non-GAAP – diluted net income per share

$ 0.68

$ 0.26

$ 2.00

$ 1.10

 

The difference between GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin was 0.2% and 0.1%, or $129,215 and $63,113, for the three months ended January 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The difference between GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin was 0.2% and 0.1%, or $342,912 and $178,059, for the twelve months ended January 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The difference was due to the effect of stock-based compensation and the associated tax impact, recorded for GAAP purposes.

AMBARELLA, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited, in thousands)

 

 

 

 

January 31,

January 31,

 

2015

2014

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$ 170,291

$ 143,394

Marketable securities

37,703

Accounts receivable, net

40,180

18,837

Inventories

21,693

10,452

Restricted cash

8

3

Deferred tax assets, current

1,990

1,599

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

3,506

2,951

Total current assets

275,371

177,236

 

 

 

Property and equipment, net

3,075

3,018

Deferred tax assets, non-current

3,936

1,134

Other assets

1,902

1,919

 

 

 

Total assets

$ 284,284

$ 183,307

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

Accounts payable

21,036

8,321

Accrued liabilities

18,699

11,705

Income taxes payable

748

545

Deferred tax liabilities, current

92

Deferred revenue, current

4,907

4,831

Total current liabilities

45,482

25,402

 

 

 

Deferred revenue, non-current

198

Other long-term liabilities

1,393

1,544

 

 

 

Total liabilities

47,073

26,946

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity:

 

 

Preference shares

Ordinary shares

14

13

Additional paid-in capital

140,564

110,285

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(1)

Retained earnings

96,634

46,063

Total shareholders’ equity

237,211

156,361

 

 

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$ 284,284

$ 183,307

Contacts:

Deborah Stapleton
650.470.4200
deb@stapleton.com

Source: Ambarella, Inc.

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